Executive Office records

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Executive Office records at the Texas State Archives, 1979-2015, undated, bulk 2000-2014

Organization History Scope and Contents Restrictions Related Materials

Overview

govPerrylogoCreator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Executive Office Records
Dates: 1979-2015, undated
Dates: bulk 2000-2014
Abstract: Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are paper and electronic, including budgets, calendars, CD-ROMs, clippings, computer disks, correspondence, executive orders, flyers, legislative records, lists, logos, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentation materials, press releases, proclamations, publications, reports, speeches, and databases. Dates range from 1991 to 2015 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2000 to 2014.
Quantity: 35 cubic ft. and 4.83 GB (6382 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
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Other Finding Aids

A description of non-electronic records described in this finding aid is available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/80031/tsl-80031.html.


Organization of the Records

These records are organized into seven series:


Agency History

Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Staff members of the Executive Office included: Kathy Walt (chief of staff), Mike Morrissey (deputy chief of staff and senior advisor, as well as executive assistant), MacGregor Stephenson (deputy chief of staff), Teresa Spears (senior advisor to Governor Rick Perry), Cecile Young (senior special projects advisor), Theresa Schirmer (special assistant to Governor Rick Perry), Jeff Nelson (executive aide), Mary Palacios (receptionist and administrative assistant), Greg Davidson (executive clerk) and Katie Lawhon (executive assistant to deputy chief of staff and senior advisor).


Scope and Contents of the Records

Executive Office staff provided support services to Governor Rick Perry as he carried out his duties as governor. Records are paper and electronic, including budgets, calendars, CD-ROMs, clippings, computer disks, correspondence, executive orders, flyers, legislative records, lists, logos, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentation materials, press releases, proclamations, publications, reports, databases and speeches. Dates range from 1991 to 2015 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2000 to 2014. Senior Advisor Mike Morrissey’s subject files include plans, reports, budgets, presentations materials, speeches, notes, correspondence, clippings, publications, memoranda and related attachments, dated 1994-2013, bulk 2001-2011. Prominent topics of the records are school finance, tax reform, legislative bills, health services and government policies. Individuals mentioned include former State Representatives Colin Coe and Vilma Luna, Texas State Demographer Lloyd Potter, and Grover Norquist (founder of the organization Americans for Tax Reform), among others.

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Restrictions and Requirements

Restrictions on Access
Physical materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Physical materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, “special circumstances” aspect of common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); agency memoranda and working papers (Texas Government Code Section 552.111) and home e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code Section 552.137), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).


The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Texas Department of Agriculture records, 1924-2001, bulk 1960-1997, 260.33 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office central correspondence files, 1955-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 1000 cubic ft., 2 oversize rolled items. [These records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.]
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records, 1997-2015, undated, 0.4 cubic ft. and 14.79 GB (38, 057 files)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Governor Rick Perry Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, E2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 and January 29, 2015.

Processing Information
Processed by Jessica Tucker, October 2015